An insane message

Bilal Qureshi

According to the New York Times, Pakistan’s military is maneuvering to remove the current government. This, according to the paper, is because of corruption and lack of proper response to the flood.

What is missing from the report is that once this government is gone, angels and superheroes are going to takeover and they will change everything wrong with Pakistan, overnight.

The world has seen this before, but I suspect that people in Pakistan like this game of throwing out democratic governments and bringing in old, tried, and tired hands with this hope that somehow, magically, things will change and yes, improve, even though, history begs to differ.

No point in repeating that the current government has been perpetually dealt with crisis right after Musharaff and his cronies left the country without any food, water and money. What Musharaff and his gang did leave behind were multiple disasters in the shape of terrorism, charged up lawyers movement, and uncountable other problems that the current government is still trying to solve.

If Pakistan is viewed as a society without the deranged and delusional support of Pakistan’s contemporary electronic media, it is still not a bad place. However, because of the consistent poisonous war against the left leaning and progressive government of Pakistan People’s Party waged by the jihadists, so called-journalists and judges with the not so subtle help from the army, the country seems like a hell hole.

Ironically, the current champions of freedom of press have jailed journalists while they were in Power. Ask Najam Sethi, Husain Haqani (to name a few) about the experience. Even worse, the same people who claim to be in love with ‘independent judiciary’ are also responsible for organizing the one and only attack on judiciary. Just ask Sajad Ali Shah about it.

As awful as it sounds, it seems likely that the Zardari and Gillani will be shown the door, but it is going to be a supremely sad day for Pakistan’s public and for its future. Gone are the days when an elected government was overthrown, especially when it represented people from smaller provinces, and people took it quietly. Not any more.

Equally terrible is the prospect of ordinary Pakistanis suffering because of this upcoming ‘revolution’. And those, who are inviting a revolution, must not forget what happened in China, Russia, Iran, and Cuba when ordinary people gave up their rights for buying into the hideous notion of a better future. Better life after a revolution remains an unfulfilled dream, and an empty promise.  It has never anywhere in the world, and it is not going to happen in Pakistan either. It will only make life more miserable for ordinary citizens and it will tremendously help the hard core hyper nationalists dying to dominate the society.

So, here is a message from insanity to the generals in Pakistan. “Go ahead, remove the government, and make my day.”

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9 responses to “An insane message

  1. moniems

    The writer is barking up the wrong tree!

    Pakistan is an extremely profitable business. The owners of the business, the Pakistani people, have been sleeping for a very long time. The business keeps running well, with much international management skills, capital and debt. It has brought unthinkable prosperity to many.

    For the past 63 years many smart business families/persons have been exchanging the ownership of the business from one to the other among themselves. Those who lose control shift to foreign locations and wait for a better time to return. If the business were to collapse, or swallowed up by some very big businessman, they will shift base permanently. The real owners, the Pakistani people, will never be forsaken by the keepers of their faith. Their welfare is thus assured in perpetuity. Every one has a clear conscience.

    The number of people interested in the business is increasing all the time. There are some foreign ones too on the horizon.

    And so on, and so on…………..

    If the owners of the business, the Pakistani people, want to reap the abundant fruits of their own business, they will have to wake up. They will have to keep all humanitarian and religious duties aside for the time being to gear up for action.

    Is there a Tiananmen Squire any where in Pakistan?

  2. Amna Zaman

    It is tragic that we talk about threats to democracy. Their have been too many sacrifices over a decade to get democracy back.

  3. Yasir Qadeer

    God Forbid if such day comes, it would go down as one of the saddest days in the history of Pakistan. We have made a long struggle to introduce democracy in Pakistan and we must let it thrive rather than killing it with yet another coup.

  4. ooooh, so this is the DEMOCRACY we have been through for past two and half years???? perhaps that might be the reason why miss bhutto called it the “best revenge”. i appreciate the nerves of the writer for still showing such level of optimism about this government.

  5. ishfaq

    Writing from Bangladesh. I urge upon all Pakistanis to allow at least one government to complete the term. Please kick Zardari out in the next election, if you want to; wait till then. Please learn from the Afghans. They had no history of democratic practices. Yet they had two Presidential and two parliamentary elections. Those might not have been of the highest standard of the Westminster, yet they showed that a country at war can develop functioning democratic institutions. Calling in the Army will put Pakistan into another tailspin.

  6. shiv

    Jiski lathi uski bhains
    Ask the Pakistan army what is good for Pakistan.

    Then ask if they know what is good for Pakistanis in Pakistan.

    Your army does not knew and they are too dumb to put their minds to it. Mind you. No disrespect the Pakistani foot soldier who is as good as any. Its the leadership along with COAS General Killany who are helping to take Pakistan further up shit creek. But, on the other hand, Kiyani’s hands may be tied. It may be too late..

    Did you see the videos of teenage boys being shot by army men?

    Tut tut. Why shoot good Muslim boys when there are a billion kafirs next door? Someone is lying about the true enemy of Pakistan.

  7. Amjad Cheema

    An excellent analysis

  8. D Asghar

    Bilal Bhai, you and I are on the same page. I scribble here and pretty much state the same argument. One minor difference is, that in any democracy, you have legal ways to call it a day.

    After all it is people’s government. If people are dissatisfied, they have to demonstrate their will through “No Confidence” or in case of the Executive, impeachment if absolutely necessary. Any other way, of course is wrong, illegal and intolerable.

    One unique twist to the present situation is the NRO. If NRO is void, then regretfully President has no legal basis to serve. No matter what immunity argument you may present, but in any mature democracy, if the basis is questionable, you cannot continue to serve. You have to tender the resignation. This does not mean that PPP government folds. They have to elect another candidate and of course any other legislators who would be axed on the same basis. Regards.

  9. Nasir

    I say lets bring back Mushy!